Hollywood loves a comeback, and few cars were ever more in need of one than the DeLorean DMC-12. The production line went dark all too soon, the manufacturer filed for bankruptcy, and its disgraced mastermind, John Z. DeLorean, was arrested for drug trafficking.
PHOTO BY JAMES BARTLETT When there's this many DeLoreans in town, it must be a screening of Back to the Future.
Then came Back to the Future, the 1985 smash hit that turned the Irish-made automobile into the most famous car in the world.
But for Ronald Ferguson, driving force of the Southern California DeLorean Club, and the handful of DeLorean owners who join him on a recent Saturday evening at the Denny's just off the 101 in Hollywood, the movie was only a small part of their decades-long obsession with the silver gull-wing sports car.More »